Sandra Allmond, 55, and Taylor Strange, 11, were killed when the trooper hit Allmond's Honda just before noon Sunday in Jamestown.
According to the Highway Patrol, Trooper J.D. Goodnight was traveling southbound on the Interstate 85 Business Loop when he clocked a vehicle traveling northbound at 80 mph in a 55 mph zone. He activated his blue lights and turned around headed north. He slammed into Allmond as she was turning left at a green light at the River Road intersection.
Goodnight spoke to his dispatcher in the seconds after the crash.
Dispatcher: "Greensboro D253..."
Trooper Goodnight: (static) "Holy... (inaudible) ... Go ahead..."
Dispatcher: "253 your 10-20?"
Trooper Goodnight: (inaudible) "Need some help down to 20... 2910 River Road... involved in a 10-50..."
Dispatcher: "10-4. Are you signal 5?"
Dispatcher: "253 are you signal 5?"
Trooper Goodnight: "I don't know."
The Highway Patrol is trying to determine who's at fault, since they say Allmond turned in front of Goodnight.
Investigators shut down the intersection of Business 85 and River Rd. for a time on Wednesday while they reconstructed the crash scene.
The First Pentecostal Church is accepting donations for the Allmond family. For more information, contact the church at (336) 884-5661 or Pastor Lark Lewis at (336) 561-7811.
Last year, the Highway Patrol was involved in 402 accidents, 127 of them resulted in a collision, which is a slight drop. Within the last two months, two of the accidents were fatal.